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Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy

 
$120.00 contributions
5 donors

Raised: $120Remaining: $4880

Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy strives to make a difference in the lives of children through the gift of literacy. Since 2000, Ferst Foundation has mailed over FOUR MILLION BOOKS  to Georgia children!

 

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up to our goal of $5000!


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Ferst Foundation
addresses the growing problem of children from low-income communities entering kindergarten without basic early literacy skills and school readiness. Quality, age-appropriate books are mailed monthly to the homes of children, birth to five, enrolled in our program – at no cost to the family – and parents receive supportive material that reinforces the importance of early learning and encourages them to read frequently with their children.
 
It seems so simple, but no other factor plays a more significant role in a child’s early educational success than books in the home and being read to from birth. Combine that with the fact that 61% of low income families do not have a single book in the home suitable for a child and the problem is obvious – and preventable!


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Allison R donated $20.00
Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:02 PM
Tonya S donated $20.00
Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:57 PM
Nancy H donated $50.00
Thursday, November 17, 2016 11:13 AM
Audrey E donated $10.00
Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:47 AM
Harriet J donated $20.00
Thursday, November 17, 2016 8:32 AM

Updates and Donors' Comments

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Tonya S11/17/2016 4:57:43 PM

Our daughter has received a book, monthly, from Ferst for the last 4 years. She looks forward to getting her "mail" every month and we appre